Updated at 12:23 a.m. EDT, Oct. 24, 2007
At least 60 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 42 more were wounded in the latest incidents,
and the DOD reported that two
American sailors were killed in Bahrain. Meanwhile, the Turkish government
the PKK’s offer of a cease-fire; however, diplomatic talks continue. Also, U.S.
President Bush has asked
Congress for another $46 Billion for the continuing operations in both Iraq and
Afghanistan. And, authorities claim that they finally have the deadly cholera
outbreak under control.
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Ali Babacan,
is in Baghdad meeting
with Iraqi leaders to discuss resolving the situation at the border. Turkey has
rejected the cease-fire offered by the rebel Kurdistan
Worker’s Party (PKK.) Turkey continues to amass troops at the border and wants
Iraq and the Coalition troops to handle the matter on the Iraqi side.
in Karbala raided the home of a Mahdi Army leader where they shot
his two infant daughters and wounded two women. The man was not at home at
the time. Residents of Karbala are also reporting that police have killed
several other people during various raids that began on Monday. Also, three
gunmen were arrested
at a bomb factory.
In Basra, gunmen clashed with Iraqi security
forces, but the number of casualties is unknown. The fighting apparently began
after the death
of a Mahdi Army leader at a checkpoint. News reports rarely come out of Basra,
even more so since British forces abandoned the volatile city. Also, a morter
shell fell on a home in central Basra, killing
a woman and injuring three children.
Local police in Samarra
reported that as many as 16
people people were killed and 14 more were wounded during a U.S. military
air strike. U.S. troops said they noticed gunmen planting a roadside bomb and
attacked them as the fled; however, the U.S. military admits
that at least six of the 11 killed were civilians, including children. Residents
say that the "gunmen" were actually farmers irrigating their fields.
In Baghdad, one
gunman was killed and five were wounded during an air strike in a northern
neighborhood. In the Zayouna district, two
people were wounded during a roadside bombing. A roadside bomb in Zaafaraniyah
wounded a policeman.
During an attack at the al-Mamoun school in western Baghdad, two
policemen and two gunmen were killed; another gunman was wounded. Also, four
dumped bodies were found.
A roadside bomb blasted a minibus on a highway
near Baquba. Three
people were killed and 10 others were wounded. Many of the victims were women.
people were shot and killed in a central district. Also, a body
Police near Fallujah found
15 bodies in an abandoned building. The victims had been shot, bound, and
South of Mosul in the village of al-Qiyara, a civilian
was killed when a bomb was detonated inside his home. No family members were
Police near Amara defused
In Mosul, gunmen killed
a civilian in the al-Nour neighborhood. Nearby, police found the body
of a blacksmith
who had been kidnapped in al-Zahraa. Random gunfire also killed
a woman and a child in separate incidents in western Mosul. Also, a
bomb factory was found
an engineer in Tikrit.
Near Kirkuk, a man
was injured in a roadside bomb attack. Foreign security personnel shot and
wounded a young man,
who lost his eye in the incident. Also, the body
of a member of the Kurdish security force Asayish was found shot to death inside
In Kirkuk, two
people were hurt when they opened a gift containing a bomb.
killed a shepherd
people, including one policeman, were gunned down in Muqdadiyah.
U.S. forced killed
one suspect and arrested 10 more during operations in several cities. Joint
U.S.-Iraqi forces detained
21 suspects near Kirkuk. Also, two PKK rebels were arrested
trying to enter Turkey at the Khabor crossing.
Compiled by Margaret